Back Pain Post Pregnancy

Back pain post-pregnancy is normal. Back pain post-pregnancy is caused due to expansion of the uterus during pregnancy and pulling forward of the lower spine leading to strain in the back, hormonal changes, wrong postures during pregnancy, pain due to anesthesia during cesarean section, increased weight, etc. Walking, pelvic tilts, maintaining normal body weight, using knee pillow during sleep, resting, reducing weight lifting, etc., helps in managing post-pregnancy back pain.

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After giving birth, I am experiencing sharp pain in the tailbone area, which is causing trouble. How to cure it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. My problem is related to the spine. I gave birth to my daughter four months ago, and during vaginal delivery, my tailbone was a little bit dislocated to the right. I was in so much pain that I could not sit properly for two months. Other than tailbone pain, I started...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, tailbone pain may be due to injury during delivery of baby or trauma during procedure. You may suffer pain during sitting or defecation, or intercourse. Use a doughnut shape pillow, and sit in a leaning forward position. Also, check for lumbar spondylosis, which...  Read Full »

Diagnosed as Pott’s spine in the L4-L5 region. Severe pain in back as well in the right leg. What to do next?

Query: Hello doctor, Fourteen months ago, my wife went through a C-section delivering a baby girl. After 15 days of surgery, she started feeling lower backache with very local pain in bending, sneezing, and coughing. Initially, we thought it was a post-cesarean effect. As she was breastfeeding the baby, sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She has Pott's spine, which is a tuberculosis of the spine, and the treatment duration for this is 18 months. Now, the symptom you have mentioned suggests that she has got severe compression of the nerves of the back aggravated by a jerk. In such a scenario, she needs ...  Read Full »

My wife's muscles on the upper right ribs below the breast get pulled while moving. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife delivered a baby boy last month, which was a normal delivery. Whenever she moves, the muscles on the upper right ribs below the breast gets pulled. Also, she has a severe lower back ache, which is unbearable. Can you please suggest some medicines for it? For now, we are puttin...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The back pain post-delivery is mainly related to lack of calcium, inadequate rest, and poor hydration. Please see to it that you take calcium supplements and calcium-rich food. Take plenty of fluids. The back pain and catch in the ribs could also be related to faul...  Read Full »

I have constant back pain five months after delivering a baby. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had back pain for 20 days now. And my menstrual cycle has been off for 20 days. I gave birth to a baby girl five months ago. My back hurts a lot. Kindly let me know what shall I do.  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Do not worry, as after childbirth and especially while breastfeeding, periods can be irregular for six months and sometimes up to one year. If you started having regular periods and have missed them, I ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my back pain after three months of delivery?

Query: Hello doctor,It has been three months since my delivery, but I still have a severe back pain. The doctor told me there could be an infection in the uterus. So, I took tablets for it, but I did not recover. Is there any other reason for having a back pain after delivery?  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have missed mentioning if it was a normal vaginal delivery or a caesarean section. If it was a normal delivery, there is a remote possibility that the retained products within the uterus lead to an infection, in which case they have to be removed. Nowadays, this ...  Read Full »

Why did I develop back pain two years after a c-section?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a cesarean section two years ago and I underwent regional anesthesia SAB at L3-L4 level. Now, I am experiencing discomfort and middle back pain. The pain location is where the needle was introduced. The pain is aggravated when I hunched back. Should I be worried? What should I do...  Read Full »

Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to SAB (spinal anesthesia block) is given by injecting drug in the space between the two vertebral rings. Sometimes, the needle may hit the bone as it is a blind procedure, which may cause inflammation of periosteum (covering of bone) causing back pain. You need not worry t...  Read Full »

Why is there weakness and back pain after delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, A few days back my wife felt weakness and back pain and today she felt too much pain in backbone while sitting and while laying down. This pain started after delivery. She cannot move fast. This time she is in pain and I am very upset about what to do. She is a child's mother so please h...  Read Full »

Dr. Firas Arnaout

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From her young age and recent childbirth, she might have suffered from a slipped disc in her back. Does she have any leg pain? Please note that if she suffers from any urine or bowel disturbance then she will need to see a specialist straight away. My recommendation ...  Read Full »

I feel weak after pregnancy. What diet should I follow?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a lactating mother. I feel dizzy and weak. My BP is 100/60. What should I do for this? What diet should I follow? Please guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your blood pressure (BP) is absolutely normal. There are various reasons for your tiredness and weakness which are as follows. The wrong position of breastfeeding may cause back pain and tiredness. You should not bend your back while breastfeeding. Put some pillows beh...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for back pain following C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I had a cesarean delivery before eight years. Since then, I have been having some light to medium pain in the lower back. In the last few months, the pain has increased and is regular every day now. It pains clearly when it is pressed. Also, in the last few we...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. After cesarean section every woman experiences back pain for a few months, which is related to the surgery and spinal anesthesia. During surgery some of the nerves get cut while giving incision and...  Read Full »

Lower back pain starts two to three hours after sleeping. Is it serious?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife (29 years old, feeding 8 months baby) has been suffering from severe lower back pain especially during the late night for past two months. The strange thing is that the pain is very mild in the daytime but severe in the night with a headache. She does not have any other symptoms...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Such back pains are usually due to the strain in the lower back, that could be due to wrong postures, calcium and vitamin D deficiency. Now, since she has night pains, it is very important to rule out any pathological fracture, nerve compression, or tuberculosis of the ...  Read Full »

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